On Monday February 25, 2019 of Ft. Washington, Md. Visitation will be held on Friday March 15, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel 20605 Aquasco Road Aquasco, Md. Visitation will continue on Saturday March 16, 2019 at Good Will Baptist Church 1862 Kalaroma Road N.W. Washington, DC 20009 from 10:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m. Interment Monday March 18, 2019 at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, Maryland at 1:45 p.m.
Brenton Randle Jones
of Ft. Washington, MD, passed away on Saturday March
9, 2019. He is the loving son of Paul and Hattie Jones. He leaves
to cherish his son Brenton Jones II, his daughter Kennedie Jones, his brother Byron,
his sister Donna, an aunt, 2 great aunts, 5 uncles, and a host of cousins and
friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Ebenezer AME
Church 7707 Allentown Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744 from 10:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment Wesleyan Memorial Gardens, LaPlata,
Freddy F. Thomas
Visitation will be held on Friday March 22, 2019 at Free Gospel Deliverance Temple
4703 Marlboro Pike Capitol Heights, MD 20743 from 10:00 a.m. until Service 11:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery 8000 Woodyard Road Clinton, MD 20735
Visitation will be held on Saturday March 23, 2019 at Asbury United Methodist Church 4004 Accokeek Road Brandywine, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. until Services 11:00 a.m. Interment Private
George Henry Booth
George Henry Booth of District Heights, MD (formerly of Brandywine, Md.) passed away from this earthly life on Feb. 21, 2019. He was the oldest of 6 children born on February 7, 1948, to the late Joseph Louis Booth and Pearl Edith (née Stewart) Booth at Freeman Hospital in Washington, DC. He was raised in Brandywine, MD and graduated from Frederick Douglas High School in Upper Marlboro, MD. George was a skilled bricklayer and mechanic. He served 2 years in the US Army state side during the Vietnam War era in the late 60’s. He gave his life to Jesus Christ in 2006 and therefore has eternal life. George enjoyed drag racing, watching the Redskins, fishing and a good seafood meal. He was also known to be a sociable person, ready and able to shoot the breeze with anyone. It would not be long before you would get a taste of his witty, sarcastic humor. Most of all, he truly loved the rural country life in Brandywine, MD. George was married to the former Ms. Inez Thompson (currently Mrs. Inez Early). They had one daughter, Paulette Booth and his stepson, James Leroy Thompson. George leaves to cherish his memories his daughter, Paulette Booth and stepson, James Thompson; siblings, Sheila (Charles) Williams, Ethel (Garry) King, Audrey McCullough, Vivian Branson and Carol Booth. Aunts & Uncle: Mary Louise Webb, Willie Stewart & Geraldine Stewart. Nephews & nieces: Stanley (Franshone) Booth, Juanita Hardy, Charles (Montego) Booth, Skylo Williams and Christian Williams. Great nephews & nieces: Charles Booth Jr., Michael Dudley, Cameron Darden, Jade Darden and Tatiana Booth. And a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church at 17502 Horsehead Rd. Baden, MD 20613, from 10 AM until Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM. Interment Veteran’s Cemetery Cheltenham, MD at 1:00 PM .
Robert Gordon Contee
passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019 after a tough journey with his health. Visitation will be held on
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Nottingham Myers United Methodist Church 15601 Brooks Church Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 at 9:00 am with services following at 11:00am. Interment will be at Resurrection
Cemetery, 8000 Woodyard Road, Clinton, MD 20623.
Visitation will be held on Friday March 8, 2019 at Camp Springs Community Church
David Glen Forgione Sr.,
also known as Pops, Pop-Pop and Big “D”. David departed this life on February 25, 2019 in his home surrounded by his family and friends. David was the son of the late Louise Forgione. David was born April 18, 1950 and was educated in the D.C. Public school system.
He married his sweetheart Theodora “Teddie” Brown on June 23, 1986. Together they raised 5 children, David Jr., Andre, Cikeithia, Shamese, Tyvonn and 1 nephew Troy.
David was an honorary member of Sons of Black Caesar Motorcycle Club. David loved to fish, bowl, and take his kids and grandkids to the race track. He loved to cookout. His favorite football team was the Washington Redskins. Many a Sunday after church David and his dog Rocky would be sitting in his chair looking at the football games. David loved spending time with the grandchildren and teaching them life lessons. They will truly miss their Pop-Pop. David was preceded in death by his mother Louise Forgione, his father-in-law, Michael Brown, his sister-in-law, Denise Brown Onley, and his brother-in-law, Curtis Onley. David leaves to cherish his memories: his loving and devoted wife Theodora “Teddie”, his sons David Jr., Andre (Tameka) and Tyvonn, as well as daughters Cikeithia (Marco) and Shamese. 15 grandchildren, Davonté, Jaleel, Khadijah, Canara, Avalyne, Adrian, Andrnice, Andre, Tiandra, Arya, Masen, Shamari, Shamyia, Domani Amir, and Gia Michele, 1 great grandchild Ari, mother-in-law Gloria Eloise, 1 nephew Troy (Shawn), 1 Godson Steffon, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 14515 Church St., Upper Marlboro, MD at 10:30am, service to follow at 12 noon. Internment private. Family also invites you to join them in a repast at St. Mary of the Assumption School, 4610 Largo Rd., Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 immediately following the service.
Lawrence A. Turner
on Monday February 18, 2019 of Waldorf, Maryland. Visitation will be held on Monday March 11, 2019 at Union Bethel AME Church 6810 Floral Park Road Brandywine, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m. Interment Private.
James Chester Harley, Sr., 83,
of Forestville, MD departed this life on Friday, March 1, 2019, the beloved and devoted husband of Dora Agnes (Burch) Harley; loving father of three sons, James C. Jr. (Chip), Joseph Keena and Gary Antonio. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Joseph K., Jr., Jeffrey and Jerrell Harley, Megan (Jerel) Chavis and Curtis Brooks; one brother Thomas W. “Donnie” Harley, Sr. (Beverly); two daughters-in-law Doris and Mildred; a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his siblings William Leroy, John Albert, Sr., Mary Dorothy, Marie Augustine, Joseph Roland and daughter-in-law Shirley Harley. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Mount Calvary Catholic Church, 6700 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, Md. 20747 from 10:00 A.M. until Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 A.M. Interment Resurrection Cemetery Clinton, MD.
On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Mary Cecelia Harley of Waldorf, Maryland passed away from the chronic lung condition called Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. She was born on Dec. 19, 1942 and resided on St. Peter’s Church road. She was preceded in death by her parents Alston Proctor, Clay Wilson and Pearline Wilson. Devoted wife of the late Comillus S. Harley (Buzzy), loving mother of two children: Renee’ Brooks and Michael Harley (Lourdes), grandmother to four grandsons: Camden Brooks, Chaz Brooks, Xavier Harley and Giovanni Harley. She is sister to five siblings: Carlos (Darlene), Whalon (Janice), Niles (Pam) and Marty (Arlene) and Laurey (Darnvell). Cecelia previously worked at the National Geographic Society in both Gaithersburg, Maryland and Washington, D.C. locations and upon retirement at the Lifelong Learning Center in Waldorf, Maryland. Visitation will be held on Monday March 4, 2019 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 3320 St. Peter's Drive, Waldorf, MD 20601 from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Interment St. Peter's Church Cemetery.
Loretta Marie (Robinson) Harley
Loretta “Wee Wee” Marie (Robinson) Harley gained her wings on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Daughter of the late Louis and Cecelia Robinson, born in Washington, DC on May 2, 1947. She was the youngest of the family and therefore, spoiled by all. Loretta was raised in Glenarden, MD. She graduated from Fairmont Heights High School (and attended each high school reunion as she was physically able to). During high school, she met and was married for 30 years to her first love, George “Eddie” Harley, Sr. From this union of 30 years, they had two sons, Junior and Mark. As a working wife and mother, Loretta spent almost her entire career working for the Central Intelligence Agency and retired in late 1990’s. Later, she traveled and maintained residences in Brandywine, Waldorf, Charlotte, Tampa and Silver Spring. Loretta leaves to mourn her loss, her brother, Sherman Eugene “Gene” (Anna), two sons George Edwin “Junior” Harley, Jr. (Angelise) and Mark Anthony Harley, Sr. (Katie), grandchildren Selita, Niavanni, Brianna, Christian, Ebony, Essence, Mark “MJ”, and great granddaughter, Riley. In addition, she leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her siblings, James “Lloyd” (Geraldine), Margaret “Hilda” Ball, Charles “Russell”, Joseph Oliver “Bobby”, Mary Wilhelmina “Willie” Windsor (Bunny), Ann “Elaine” Proctor (Joe), and grandson, Nico Harley. Loretta loved, loved, loved life. You rarely saw her without a smile on her face. Loretta’s laughter was joyful, loud and extremely contagious. She loved watching movies, traveling, playing cards, playing on her computer (Candy Crush), going to the casinos, and of course SCRABBLE, her favorite pastime. Loretta was fiercely competitive and hated to lose. She has even been known to cheat on occasion, LOL! Loretta loved to shop and always looked snazzy. She enjoyed “dressing up”, and when she did, she looked HOT! Loretta was also an excellent cook and she felt joy feeding those she loved. Thanksgiving dinner, smothered pork chops, and turkey wings were just a few of her specialties her family and friends got to enjoy. Family was everything to Loretta. Her love was genuine and sincere. Her family describes her as affectionate, welcoming, generous, accepting and forgiving. Loretta was truly devoted to her family and friends. Although Loretta struggled with health issues, (which was difficult to see), no matter what obstacles she faced, when she spoke to you or saw you, her face would light up and her voice would smile (even through the phone). While we are relieved Loretta is no longer suffering or in pain, her loss has left us with a huge emptiness in our hearts. However, we will always have our fond memories of her to help fill that hollowness. Loretta was more than a mom, sister, aunt, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a friend to all. If you met her, you couldn’t help but love her. We did and we do. Visitation will be held on Friday March 1, 2019 at Mt. Calvary Catholic Church 6700 Marlboro Pike Forestville, Maryland from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Interment Private
Yvonne C. Hawkins
On Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 in Washington, DC, Angels from heaven surrounded Yvonne Cecilia Hawkins, for the Lord had called her home. Yvonne was the first of four daughters born to the late James Albert and Earl Louise Carter. She was born on June 1st, 1945 at Gallinger Hospital in Washington, DC. Yvonne received her formal education in the DC Public School system. She graduated from McKinley Tech High School and attended DC Teachers College. Yvonne leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of 30 years, Carroll Hawkins, two sons, Matthew Hawkins (Raymona) and Victor Hawkins (LeeAnn), three sisters, Paula Better, Carolyn Campbell and Michelle Carter, four grandchildren London, Caiden, Alaina and Bailey Hawkins, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.Visitation will be held on Monday February 25, 2019 at Union Bethel AME Church 6810 Floral Park Road Brandywine, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, Maryland on Friday March 1, 2019 at 1:45 p.m.
George Francis Neale (89)
of Waldorf MD passed away peacefully on Friday February 15, 2019 at his residence. Visitation will be held on Monday February 25, 2019 at St Mary's Catholic Church, 13705 Notre Dame Place Bryantown MD. from 9:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Interment church cemetery.
Sunrise: August 30, 1928
Sunset: February 20, 2019
Al E. Jackson, 90, of Clinton, Maryland peacefully accepted his wings to heaven on February 20, 2019, after a long illness. Celebrating his life, and cherishing beautiful memories are his loving and devoted family. His wife of 62 years, Julia P. Jackson; four children and their spouses, Valencia Jackson Herron (Burt); Everett I. Jackson (Anita); Gerard A. Jackson (Cheryl); and Eldora Jackson Valentine (Andre); four grandchildren (Jazmine, Harrison, Hunter, and Sydney), one sister, Patricia Crump, a brother in law and several sister in laws. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, six brothers and three sisters. Al was born in Washington, D.C. He was the sixth of eleven children born to Oscar B. and Corinne A. Jackson. He graduated from Cardoza High School in Washington, D.C. in 1948. After high school he served in the United States Army from June 1948 to October 1949. He entered the Army at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, was stationed in Germany for six months, and honorably discharged at Ft. Lewis, Washington. Upon returning to the District of Columbia, Al studied music at Howard University. During his spare time, he was a trumpet player in a band. He also started working for the federal government. He began as a clerk, however with great tenacity and ambition, became a special agent for the United States Information Agency. He retired after thirty-three years of exemplary service. In retirement, Al spent many years as an active member of the North Clinton Community Association. His hobbies included checkers, poker, pool, and table tennis. He was also an ardent Washington Redskins fan and rarely missed watching their games. Al’s greatest joy was his four children. While the children were growing up, he often volunteered to drive the St. John’s church bus to football and basketball games. He loved life and was very proud of the noteworthy accomplishments of each of his children, and often shared their achievements with family and friends. He had a great and abiding love for his grandchildren, and did not miss an opportunity to offer advice and encourage their goals and dreams. Al Jackson was a loving and caring father, grandfather, husband, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. He will be missed by all and remain in our hearts forever. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 28, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 8908 Old Branch Avenue, Clinton, Maryland 20735 from 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, 8000 Woodyard Road, Clinton, Maryland 20735.
Charles C. Thomas, Sr.
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather departed this world peacefully at Villa Rosa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mitchellville, MD on
February 17, 2019. Born April 25, 1924 in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Charles’s Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019, at Nottingham Myers United Methodist Church Campusof New Hope Fellowship, 15601 Brooks Church Road, Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Viewing at 9:30 am followed by Home Going Service at 11:00 am. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton MD
Katie Bell Walker
Visitation will be held on Friday February 22, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until Service 11:30 a.m. at the National Church of God 6701 Bock Road Fort Washington, MD 20744. Interment February 27, 2019 at 1:45 at Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, Maryland.
Larry Rudolph Middleton
Visitation will be held on Thursday February 21, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until Homegoing Service 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Ennon Baptist Church 9832 Piscataway Rd, Clinton, MD 20735. Interment Resurrection Cemetery Clinton, Maryland.
Mary J. Swann-Hicks
Mary Jane Swann Hicks born December 31, 1957, as the seventh child of Mary Ursuline (deceased) and Ledru Joseph Swann, Sr.,transitioned to eternal life on February 6, 2019. Affectionately known to family as "Nina," and to friends as "MJ", she had a heart of gold, and will be missed beyond words. She leaves to honor her memory: husband, Phillip Hicks; daughter, Ebony Swann; step son, Josh Young; father, Ledru Swann, Sr.; four sisters: Loistine (Russell) Cooper, Rese (Jeff) Cole, Joyce Swann, and Iva (Troy) Curtis; three brothers: Glenn (Mary) Swann, John (Cynthia) Swann, and Paul (Jean) Swann; mother-in-law, Mary Hicks; sister-in-law, Jeri Dorsey (David); brothers-in-law: Francis (Phyllis) Dorsey and Lionel (Angie) Dorsey; godchildren, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Visitation will be held on Monday February 18, 2019 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 13705 Notre Dame Place Bryantown, Maryland from 10 am until Mass of Christian Burial 11 am. Interment Church Cemetery.
Baby Jaymes A. Walker
Visitation will be held on Saturday February 16, 2019 at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel, 20605 Aquasco Rd, Aquasco ,Maryland from 9:00 a.m. until Services 10:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery Clinton, Maryland.
Mary Mildred (Proctor) Wood
Sunrise 1/20/1935 - Sunset 2/2/2019
Eldest daughter of 12 children born to Walter & Edith Proctor in Malcolm, Maryland. Mother to Thomas "Vincent" Proctor, Jerome Proctor, Rosemary Brawner, and Brian Wood.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday February 13, 2019 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 3320 St. Peter's Drive, Waldorf, MD 20601. Viewing 10 - 11 a.m. with services starting at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, Maryland.
Rodney James Proctor was born in Cheverly, Maryland on September 13, 1957 to James C. Proctor (deceased) and Betty Proctor. Rodney was raised in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and attended Prince George’s County Public Schools, graduating from Frederick Douglass High School. Rodney worked in the Printing Office for the Department of Defense in Arlington, Virginia until 2001. Rodney’s last employment was with Enterprise Holdings as a Senior Service Agent. Rodney enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was always there when you needed him. On Friday, February 1, 2019, our beloved Rodney passed into eternal life at Doctor’s Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland. Those left to cherish Rodney’s memory include his mother, Betty Proctor; sister, Debra Sharp (Vincent); two brothers, Todd Proctor (Ann) and Glenn Proctor (Marsha); one aunt, Doris Thompson, as well as a host of nieces and nephews, in-laws, cousins, and friends. Visitation will be held on Monday February 11, 2019 at St. Mary's of Assumption Church 14908 Main St. Upper Marlboro, MD from 9:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery Clinton, Maryland.